i wear you when it's cold
November 19, 2015


note: lyrics have changed slightly since i recorded this demo

a ghost fell from a chimney i
was looking at through drunken eyes
the skin that kept your body
frightened mine

the ghost in evening wore on i
was turned on by the empty eyes
the skin that kept your body
came alive

as i bared your body naked
i was thirsting for its pulse
i'm a madman you're a shadow
and there's no-one else involved
for the others this is all a game
but i took your ghost home

in the dark they call a ballroom i
can steal my glances secretly
cause we were art that i was
there to see

and with desperate digits shaking i
am tearing down this wall of skin
this throbbing will subside when i'm a
skeleton

i have kept your skin a secret
i am hiding from its pulse
i'm a madman you're a shadow
and i wear you when it's cold
for the others this is just a game
but i took your ghost home

when the play was over i
rejoined the crowd to find my mind
my bones were quiet, but
i'm still alive

they are students drunken hungry i
am hidden by the haunted eyes
my bones are quiet, even
in the lights

when i bared my body naked
i couldn't feel its pulse
they are madmen i'm a shadow
and i'm wearing all your souls
come and watch we'll fuck ourselves
the tickets have been sold

author Lachlan Kermode

Written by Lachlan Kermode who lives and works in Princeton. You should check out his Resume, GitHub, or Twitter.